Gabryś-Barker, Danuta

Positive Psychology Perspectives on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

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Table of contents

Part I. Introducing Positive Psychology in Second Language Acquisition

1. So Far So Good: An Overview of Positive Psychology and Its Contributions to SLA
Peter D. MacIntyre

2. Powerfully Positive: Searching for a Model of Language Learner Well-Being
Rebecca L. Oxford

3. Difficulty and Coping Strategies in Language Education: Is Positive Psychology Misrepresented in SLA/FLT?
Hanna Komorowska

Part II. Focus on a Learner: Positive Interventions

4. The Positive Broadening Power of a Focus on Well-Being in the Language Classroom
Tammy Gregersen

5. Activating Character Strengths Through Poetic Encounters in a Foreign Language—A Case Study
Liliana Piasecka

6. Pedagogical Implications of Positive Psychology: Positive Emotions and Human Strengths in Vocabulary Strategy Training
Sylwia Kossakowska-Pisarek

A Positive Intervention: Personal Responsibility Among First-Year, L2 University Students
Andrea Dallas, Mary Hatakka

8. Positive Emotions and Learner Engagement: Insights from an Early FL Classroom
Ewa Guz, Małgorzata Tetiurka

Caring and Sharing in the Foreign Language Class: On a Positive Classroom Climate
Danuta Gabryś-Barker

10. Personality, Emotional Intelligence and L2 Use in an Immigrant and Non-immigrant Context
Katarzyna Ożańska-Ponikwia

11. International Students in Australia: What Makes Them Happy? Student Data from the Positive Education Perspective
Beata Malczewska-Webb

Part III. Focus on a Teacher: Personal and Professional Well-being

12. Helping Language Teachers to Thrive: Using Positive Psychology to Promote Teachers’ Professional Well-Being
Sarah Mercer, Pia Oberdorfer, Mehvish Saleem

13. High Inhibitions and Low Self-esteem as Factors Contributing to Foreign Language Teacher Stress
Anna Ligia Wieczorek

14. “I Want to Be Happy as a Teacher”. How Emotions Impact Teacher Professional Development
Elena Gallo

15. Adult Learners’ Expectations Concerning Foreign Language Teachers and the Teaching-Learning Process
Teresa Maria Włosowicz

Part IV. Focus on Assessment: Achievement and Success

16. How to Test for the Best: Implementing Positive Psychology in Foreign Language Testing
Monika Kusiak-Pisowacka

17. Can Earning Academic Credits be Enjoyable? Positive Psychology in a University Course of Intercultural Communication
Agnieszka Strzałka

18. Helping Low Achievers to Succeed in Tertiary Education: Explicit Teaching of Academic Literacy as a Way to Positive Educational Experiences
Jan Zalewski

19. Self-regulatory Efficacy and Foreign Language Attainment
Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel

20. Translation Competitions in Educational Contexts: A Positive Psychology Perspective
Piotr Szymczak

Keywords: Education, Language Education, Applied Linguistics, Positive Psychology

Publication year
Second Language Learning and Teaching
Page amount
20 pages
Upbringing, Education
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